Tens of millions of dollars in cost-share assistance are now available from USDA for producers who lost grain storage in facilities in weather disasters in select states. Those states include Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee. Those producers impacted by natural disasters between December 2021 to August 2022 in these selected states are eligible to receive funding from an initial $20 million allocation as part of the newly launched Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program.
The funds are to assist farmers in constructing new grain storage capacity and drying. Funding applications will start later this month and will close at the end of this year. The funding comes after conversations between USDA and congressional leaders.
The agency also said it might “determine a need” for assistance in counties in other states who were also impacted by a slurry of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, derechos and winter storms.
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